Archive - Aug 2012 - Pictures

August 30th

Crazy Woman Square Shaping Up

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Crazy Woman Square in downtown Buffalo is still under construction, but the mural on the Hitching Post building is complete. Artists Aaron and Jenny Wuerker and Marchel Kelly were the local artists commissioned for the mural. The band shell/restroom/storage building is taking shape and the project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Gilead Fire at Night

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The Gilead Fire NW of Buffalo. Images taken from Shell Creek Road August 29.

August 29th

Gilead Fire Flares

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Pictures of the Gilead Fire NW of Buffalo. Taken from High School Hill in Buffalo looking northwest.

August 28th

Veterans + Walleye Members = Smiles

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It was definitely a winning combination on Saturday morning when the Northern Wyoming Walleyes Unlimited organization and other volunteers hosted veterans from the Sheridan VA Medical Center Extended Care Unit at Fort Mackenzie for a day on Lake DeSmet.

t was definitely a winning combination on Saturday morning when the Northern Wyoming Walleyes Unlimited organization and other volunteers hosted veterans from the Sheridan VA Medical Center Extended Care Unit at Fort Mackenzie for a day on Lake DeSmet.
Noreen was out early on the water to see if loading on the shore line would be possible - in the end the boats were loaded at the boat ramp.
Part of that winning combination I mentioned earlier - boats from the Walleyes Unlimited group & others met up with the VA Medical Center Vans to provide transportation that resulted in a day full of smiles.
The first group of veterans as they arrive and get a glimpse of one of the boats they are about to embark on. Jake, in the red hat, was the Recreation Assistant from the VA in charge of this group of arriving veterans.
With bait on the table behind him this vet was anxious to check out his fishing gear.
The Walleyes Unlimited President - Ken Gould
Looks like this veteran has hooked up with a boat group and is ready to go hook a trout.
Chuck, from Salt Lake City, and David, from Colorado - both Army Veterans are already in a boat and the boat is not yet in the water.
Looks like they are riding the boat to the boat ramp as they wave and give a thumbs up.
Another boat with veterans aboard the pickup for the short ride to the boat ramp.
A smiling Tom Gould of Walleyes Unlimited waiting for the second group of veterans to arrive.
John an Army vet who said he is from "everywhere" is evidently indicating how long the fish he is going to catch will be.
Darrell who has heard that a wheel chair occupant may be arriving with the next van of veterans gets his Crestliner pontoon boat ready while Noreen, already in the water heads to the boat ramp to pick up her passengers.
The second van arrives.
After a quick meet and greet the boat captain on the right is ready to head to his boat with a pair of veterans.
Charlie Patton, a WWII Army veteran, is not even out of the van yet and he is smiling as he talks to Shelia, the VA Recreational Therapist.
The spry, 94-year old, has elected to ride the chair to the boat - perhaps a good thing - have you ever walked down that steep boat ramp?
Shelia helps several others out of the second van.
Here comes Charlie and Shelia - I told you that was a steep boat ramp.
Tom and Noreen Gould help the veterans board their boat named "May B This Time."
Shelia helps 87-year old Gordon Legg aboard Darrell's pontoon boat.
One of the first things I noticed was the U.S. Marines emblem on his trouser leg and I knew I was in good company as I shook his hand and told him "Semper Fi" (the "always faithful" greeting between Marines).
Charlie and Gordon are ready to launch.
Gordon and Charlie, now in life vests , in the middle of this photo have dropped their lines in.
Fishing and story telling are underway - Charlie a WWII Army democrat from north of Spotted Horse Wyoming who raised Angus cattle v/s Gordon a WWII Marine republican from Cody who raised Sharley cattle - it was a blast.
Darrell kept Charlie and Gordon informed of the water depth and temperature as we trolled toward the north end of the lake.
Gordon pulled in the first rainbow trout with the help of Shelia and the net.
There is one of those smiles I told you about earlier.
Gordon gives a "thumbs up" as he turns his fish over to Darrell.
But what about Charlie? As Gordon gets ready to cast his line in again.
Shelia has the net out again and this time it is for Charlie
Now it is Charlie's turn to smile and rub it in that his rainbow is bigger.
It is nearing time to head back and we need a tie breaker and here it is as Shelia lowers the net.
The smile on Charlie's face says it all - he's happy and he beat Gordon.
It is time to head back to shore.
As we near the boat ramp others including John, in the red jacket, are headed out for a second trip complete with smiles and a wave.
Yes, Charlie is still smiling as he takes off his life jacket.
I wonder if Charlie saw this signal given by Dwayne Steward, a veteran Navy Corpsman from Arizona, that had caught three.
Shelia walks beside a still happy Charlie as he gets help going up the steep ramp.
Charlie enjoys his lunch in the van and is still smiling.
And Gordon is happy as he gets handed his lunch.
A van full of happy veterans, thanks to the Walleyes Unlimited group and others, take their smiles and fish with them as they head home.
The weathered sign on the back of the pop-up camper of Tom & Noreen Gould speaks for itself as the veterans head home and the members of "Northern Wyoming Walleyes Unlimited" and the other volunteers reflect on the smiles they brought to the veterans faces on Saturday morning.

August 27th

T.J. Headed Home to Redmond Oregon a Big Winner

In rodeo terminology T.J. McCauley is headed for "home" after having rounded the third barrel to finish Senior Barrel Racing with a time of 18.688. However before the day was over T.J. would head "home" to Redmond Oregon with a 2012 Ford Truck, thanks to Fremont Motor Sheridan, while pulling a three horse slant load goose neck Jackson trailer, thanks to Prime Rate Motors.

In rodeo terminology T.J. McCauley is headed for "home" after having rounded the third barrel to finish Senior Barrel Racing with a time of 18.688. However before the day was over T.J. would head "home" to Redmond Oregon with a 2012 Ford Truck, thanks to Fremont Motor Sheridan, while pulling a three horse slant load goose neck jackson trailer, thanks to Prime Rate Motors.
What T.J. drove and pulled back home to Redmond Oregon. As the rig looked before he was announced as the All-Around Champion and before his name was applied to the truck and trailer.

Little Goose

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Pictures by Sarah Wallick

Big Horn Beauty

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Picture by Sarah Wallick

Team Work in Action

The intermediate roping team of Jake Deveraux and Colter Ellis took home first place buckles for Intermediate Dally Team Roping that included this capture during Sunday's conclusion of the 20th Annual Elks Youth Rodeo that was held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

The intermediate roping team of Jake Deveraux and Colter Ellis took home first place buckles for Intermediate Dally Team Roping that included this capture during Sunday's conclusion of the 20th Annual Elks Youth Rodeo that was held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.
Buckle winners Charlie Henwood and Brylee Grubb show how to Crete Paper Race as they round the barrel connected to each other by a piece of crete paper. Their quick time of 9.426 won them a pair of belt buckles for 1st place in the Junior division.
T.J. McCauley on the horse and his partner Katie Klinginsmith win the Senior Ribbon Roping in a quick time of 15.2-seconds
As T.J. holds Katie gets the ribbon before running to the finish line - T.J. would go on to be the All-Around Champion and drive off in the Fremont Motor Sheridan, Inc. Ford Pickup pulling the Prime Rate Motors trailer.
Senior reserve runner-up and saddle winner - Cashlee Cunningham with her rope in one hand and her horse in the other packs it in for the day - Smiling even before she knew she had won.
Senior Steer Stopping - T.J. McCauley with a quick stop of the steer in 3.30 seconds to win the senior steer stopping
MaKenna Balkenbush sitting on the fence just before she was announced as the Intermediate Pole Bending belt buckle award winner.
Bella Fossum grabs the flag in the Intermediate Flag Race competition - Bella beat out all other Intermediates to take home a buckle.
With a quick, well placed large loop Owen Wahlert gets the Intermediate Break-away Roping accomplished in just 3.59 seconds to take home the 1st Place Buckle
There is a new Queen in Town and her name is Leah Hall - the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Queen. Leah was lending her support by working in the main arena during the Elks Youth Rodeo - Thank You Leah!

August 26th

Load Shift

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A semi carrying a load of hay tipped on its side Sunday afternoon near mile marker 9 on Highway 338 north of Sheridan. There were no injuries and the accident was a result of a strap that broke allowing the load of hay to shift.

Photos Courtesy of Ryan Franklin

August 25th

TR Eagles over the NSI Wolves in Zero-Week

Saturday evening at NSI with 1:44 to go in the 1st quarter - from right to left: Eagles head coach John Scott confers with his quarterback on the 2nd and 8 play from the 22 where Junior Eagle quarterback Matt Yellowtail gets enough pass protection from Junior Eagle Tyler Kane working against Junior Wolf Wesley Rhodes to get off the pass before the on rushing Freshman Wolf #55 Kevin Keim can arrive

From r-l: Eagles head coach John Scott confers with his quarterback on the 2nd and 8 play from the 22 where Junior Eagle quarterback Matt Yellowtail gets enough pass protection from Junior Eagle Tyler Kane working against Junior Wolf Wesley Rhodes to get off the pass before the on rushing Freshman Wolf #55 Kevin Keim can arrive. At the goal line Senior Eagle Cody Jolovich secures the ball with both hands protecting it from the Freshman Wolf defender Wyatt Samson to secure the first score.
With time running down in the 1st quarter Senior Wolf QB Malachi Smith hands off to Jerry Bournes.
Sophomore Wolf Jerry Bournes gets the hand off on the 10, eludes the tackle of Senior Eagle Tanner Dockery and scampers to the 43 for a gain of 33.
Still on their last drive of the 1st quarter NSI's Smith throws this 3rd down pass toward his intended receiver Senior Wolf Cade Barker with two TR defenders covering on the play. TR Senior Tanner Dockery goes up for the interception and deflects the ball short of its intended target and short of fellow Senior Cody Jolovich also covering on the play.